11/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Michael Casey Wilson, Elderly Bank Robber: I Had To Pay Off My Mortgage

"I had to get us out of this," the elderly man said Friday from the other side of the glass at San Diego central jail. "I've never done a bad thing in my life. But when you get desperate, I guess you throw all that sh-- out the window."

Listening to how Michael Casey Wilson of Santee tells it, a 17 percent mortgage, the threat of homelessness and a terminal health condition will turn a man to crime.

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